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Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd

276 reviews
About Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in private local tours, including Cruise Ship Shore Excursions. These tours offer Sightseeing, Art Deco, City history, also Wine and Brewery Tours. This is truly a fantastic region to visit. Napier was completely destroyed in 1931 by a 7.8 earthquake, and rebuilt in the style of the day, mainly Art Deco and Spanish Mission. Napier, along with the Hawkes Bay region, has been a secret for too long, discover it today with us.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner knew nothing about Napier before we went on the tour with John. He really enlightened us to everything about the place. As well as this he had background knowledge at all the wineries and really knew his stuff! We also now...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a private tour with 5 couples with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours . Our driver and guide John Hanlon was terrific. He has spent his life in the Napier area and is extremely knowledgeable of all the sights and history. The visit included wine...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John was a great tour host with a wonderful sense of humour and very knowledgeable about the local area. It was very relaxing to have all the details organised for us and to be driven to the venues ensuring an enjoyable, carefree afternoon. John even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maturecoupleholiday
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Maturecoupleholiday: Love that name... Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Yes, as you know, we do everything we can to assist our clients on the day. Holidays are to be memorable and we try very hard to make our tour the best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was nice tour, with plenty of time to wander the city and get back to the ship. We had a good driver, very informative and there was plenty of time at all the stops to take pictures and take in the views. If anything,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I am not a wine drinker so this tour seemed perfect for me and my husband. Unfortunately, it did not meet my expectations. Transferring to the tour from the ship was very simple and straight forward. Once we arrived, we were divided into 2 vehicles....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

We were picked up on time in a very clean bus, it was a small tour group of 9 which was perfect. Started off with a tour of Napier, our driver Jim was not only knowledgeable but funny too. he really made the tour a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul W
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Having booked a long weekend to Napier at the end of October for a bit of a look around, we checked out the wine tours in advance (since that's what they do in Napier) and settled on booking this half day wine & beer tour....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MissT0710
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi MissT0710, It filled my heart with joy as I read your review. I (John and I) love the area we like in and love to show it off. You mention you likes the wineries we visited.. The wineries we visit are the same each...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour with john, good knowledge of the local area and good contacts,recommended a tour with johnMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paradise62166079822
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hi Paradise62166079822. Thank you for your fantastic review. I recall you all (as a group) all discussing the tour and saying how great it was, I thank you for taking the time to write your review. Yes, this is why our tours are hugely popular....More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Maggie was a fabulous guide, giving us a good idea of what life in Napier, past and present was/is like. Her love of the area was very apparent. She has a wealth of knowledge. Booking the tour was super easy and John responded immediately to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim G
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Hello Kim G. Thank you for your fantastic review. The tour you took, the Wine, Beer and Art Deco tour is hugely popular with the cruise ship clients not wanting to pay .... as you noted below. I thank you so much for you taking...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

With only a few days in Hawke's Bay, my new fiance and I decided the best way to get around and see a few things was with a tour company. I was skeptical, but we decided to go with it if only for the transport...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul B
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2018

Hi Paul The pleasure was all mine. I am so pleased that you and your fiance enjoyed the tour. John and I have the attitude, that you need to get to feel the Bay, it is much more than just World Class Wines. I (we)...More

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Irving F
10 December 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Irving Have no worries about the timing. We have been taking these tours for 12+ years now, same tour (too popular to change) and the ships arrival times (shore times overall) have not changed for the past 5 years. The... More
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wendykohke
22 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Wendy - thank you for your enquiry Yes, we would start a tour for you based on a couple (2 people). You did not mention which tour. Regardless, if you complete the booking form on the site - I can get you all... More
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Kevin C
20 September 2016|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Kevin C: Yes, the tours we offer suit these times. This is the normal amount of time for Napier (sadly it is a very short time). We offer 2 tours. In very short form, 1 is a wine and City art deco tour while the other is... More
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